Margaret McMillan

Deputy Division Director, Development Strategy and Governance

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Location
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Discipline
Economics
Interests
-Understanding the distributional consequences of international economic integration. -International trade and investment focusing primarily on developing countries.
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About

Margaret McMillan is the Director of Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD) at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and an associate professor of economics at Tufts University. She has published widely in the areas of international trade and investment focusing primarily on developing countries. Understanding the distributional consequences of international economic integration is the key focus of her work. She is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a recipient of research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Center for Aids Research. In 2005, she was named the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Professor McMillan’s research has been featured in the New York Times and the NBER Digest and has been published in leading economics journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Economic Growth, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of International Economics.

Professor McMillan has worked in several African countries including Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa. Before coming to academia, she worked for a variety of organizations including the Peace Corps, Lehman Brothers, USAID, UNDP and the World Bank.

Professor McMillan holds a Ph.D. in economics (with distinction) from Columbia University an MPA from Princeton University and B.A. (summa cum laude) from Boston University.
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Publications

  • Savings Account Labeling and Financial Literacty Training for Susu Customers in Ghana

    Kutsoati E, Karlan D, McMillan M

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  • Child Undernutrition, Household Poverty and National Income in Developing Countries: Quantile Regression Results

    Block S, Masters W, Bhagowalia P, McMillan M

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  • Demographic Pressure and Institutional Change: Village-Level Response to Rural Population Growth in Burkina Faso

    McMillan M, Masters W, Kazianga H

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  • Offshoring Jobs? Multinationals and U.S. Manufacturing Employment

    Harrison A, McMillan M

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  • Estimating the Impact of Trade and Offshoring on American Workers Using the Current Population Surveys

    Ebenstein A, Harrison A, McMillan M, Phillips S

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  • Understanding the Political Economy of Tropical Agriculture

    Masters W, McMillan M

    American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2000)

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  • Why Kill the Golden Goose? A Political Economy Model of Export Taxation

    McMillan M

    Review of Economics and Statistics (2001)

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  • Climate and Scale in Economic Growth

    Masters W, McMillan M

    Journal of Economic Growth (2001)

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  • An African Growth Trap: Production Technology and the Time-Consistency of Agricultural Taxation, R&D and Investment

    McMillan M, Masters W

    Review of Development Economics (2003)

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  • Does Direct Foreign Investment Affect Domestic Firms Credit Constraints?

    Harrison A, McMillan M

    Journal of International Economics (2003)

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  • Global Capital Flows and Financing Constraints

    Harrison A, Love I, McMillan M

    Journal of Development Economics (2004)

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  • When Economic Reform Goes Wrong: Cashews in Mozambique

    McMillan M, Welch K, Rodrik D

    Brookings Trade Forum (2003)

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  • My Policies or Yours: How do Trade-distorting Agricultural Policies Used by Rich Countries Affect Poverty in Developing Countries?

    McMillan M, Zwane A, Ashraf N

    Globalization and Poverty (2007)

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  • Does Food Aid Harm the Poor? Household Evidence from Ethiopia

    Levinsohn J, McMillan M

    Globalization and Poverty (2007)

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  • Outlining a Research Agenda on the Links Between Globalization and Poverty

    Journal of Economic Inequality (2007)

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  • U.S. Multinational Activity Abroad and U.S. Jobs: Some Stylized Facts

    Harrison A, McMillan M, Null C

    Journal of Industrial Relations (2007)

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  • Dispelling Some Myths About Offshoring

    Harrison A, McMillan M

    Academy of Management Perspectives (2006)

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  • Food Aid and Poverty

    Kirwan B, McMillan M

    American Journal of Agricutural Economics (2007)

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  • Profit Sharing Between Governments and Multinationals in Natural Resource Extraction: Evidence from a Firm-Level Panel

    McMillan M, Waxman A

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  • International trade, offshoring, and US wages

    Ebenstein A, Harrison A, McMillan M, Phillips S

    VOX Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists (2009)

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Professional experience

Deputy Division Director, Development Strategy and Governance

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

April 2011 - Present

Assistant Junior Program Officer

United Nations Development Programme

Present

Associate Professor of Economics

Tufts University

Present

Associate, Capital Markets

Equator Bank Limited

Present

Consultant, Diagnostic Trade Integration Study Ethiopia

The World Bank

Present

Consultant, Africa Adjustment Study Update

The World Bank

Present

External Examiner

University of Botswana

Present

Chief of Party

World Bank, Cooperative and Rural Development Bank

Present

Executive Committee

Northeast Universities Development Consortium

Present

Faculty Research Associate

National Bureau of Economic Research

Present

Senior Economist, Equity and Growth through Economic Research

USAID

Present

Assistant Professor of Economics

Tufts University

Present

Consultant, Development Economics Research Group

The World Bank

Present

Consultant

Lonrho Tanzania

Present

Consultant

United Nations Development Programme

Present

Radcliffe Fellow

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Present

Volunteer

United States Peace Corps

Present

Financial Analyst

Shearson Lehman Brothers

Present

Division Director, Development Strategy and Governance

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

June 2010 - March 2011 (9 months)

Education history

Princeton University

Woodrow Wilson School, M.P.A.

Present

Boston University

B.S. in Mathematics and Economics, summa cum laude

Present

Columbia University

Ph.D. in Economics with Distinction

Present